We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arco do Teles

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Praca XV de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$59*
and up
Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour
More Info
$50*
and up
Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Gate Way to the Past

Arco do Teles is like a gate facing Praça Quinze, as it opens a passage for Travessa do Comércio (Trade Lane). It is a heritage listed architectural landmark that survived the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
RayParks
,
Adelaide, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The arc is small, but on the other side, there is a small number of fun restaurants with Brazilian music and great ambiance. Got there on a Saturday around 2 pm and the place was so much fun

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
317 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Apparently several reviews which rate this attraction highly aren't really talking about the Arco de Teles at all. They're talking about the narrow streets of old Rio that the arch leads to, and not even particularly about the Travessa do Comercio which is the specific lane that it opens to. TA has a separate listing for Travessa do Comercio, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
188 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Arco do Teles is like a gate facing Praça Quinze, as it opens a passage for Travessa do Comércio (Trade Lane). It is a heritage listed architectural landmark that survived the wave of demolitions, when the city centre was remodelled in early 1900s. It was a strange feeling to pass under the arch and enter into the scene of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
213 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

With many restaurants in small street of cobblestone, is a kind of alley with old buildings of Rio de Janeiro. Not very well preserved, smelling piss and dogs lying in the street. It was not a pleasant experience, even for knowing something more about the historical area. Close to Praça XV and Paço Imperial. Only for those interested in exploring... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Arco do Teles is the place you go for a happy hour if you are at Downtown by evening. It has good bars and restaurants (only open at noon) and a lot of preserved history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Its a lovely place that you can have a really cheap lunch and see another places around: Paço Imperial, Museu nacional.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Walk through that arch and you will have a good feeling of how thing were in Rio back in 1910's Beautiful architecture, you will take good pictures there if you're in to old design

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

It is one of the many historic areas in Rio´s center, not much of a sight, except for nighttime, when the area really gets exciting with bars and shows.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I absolutely love this part of Rio! It has the houses, the street stones, and all the architecture old-fashioned Rio had. Its a perfect time machine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
220 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Just a place to pass by when visiting the old streets in Downtown Rio.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Arco do Teles also viewed

 

Been to Arco do Teles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arco do Teles staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?